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It's Christmas time in the city

"I don't know, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I'm not happy."

I'm feeling whiney because I can't seem to get things this year, many for other people and a few for myself. I have wanted this for years, and I saw that it had finally dropped to a nice clearance price, and I thought I might get it for myself as the gift from my Uncle Bob and Aunt Carole, who send me money every year. But when I went to order, I noticed WHY it was on clearance -- only sizes 11 and 12 left. That would be too big for my thumb. *sigh* I thought I might get it anyway, just 'cause of the shape it MIGHT be easy to size down a little, but...

We went to Costco to get mostly necessary items (including stuff for holiday baking this weekend and Christmas dinner), and spend WAY more than I expected, so now I'm wondering if I should spend any money on me (frivolous) anyway, since I'll need to have money for the next two weeks.

*sigh* again.

So I'm feeling Charlie Brown-ish. I'll get over it.

I made cornbread tonight (Alton Brown's creamed corn recipe, with white corn meal instead of yellow). It was really good.

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ljs
Dec. 19th, 2009 11:02 am (UTC)
[hugs hugs]
wildrider
Dec. 19th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
{hugs!}
cornerofmadness
Dec. 19th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
and their sizes run big. I had my finger sized at a jeweler then ordered another clearance ring last year and it's freaking huge. that is a lovely ring.i've also been eyeing it for a long time
wildrider
Dec. 19th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
I can't remember how long I've wanted that ring, but I could never justify spending the 60 bucks (plus postage) for it for myself. So when I saw it on clearance... Of course they'd be out of the smaller sizes, but even if there was a nine I could wear it on my index finger. (I have some old 10s and 11s from when I was heavy, and I can't wear them at all anymore; some of them slide off my thumb, even.)
cornerofmadness
Dec. 20th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
the 9 was so big i have to wear it on my thumb. (that or the person sizing my finger was a total idiot)

but yeah i understand that dilemma
nutmeg3
Dec. 19th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
What a fabulous ring! Has it ever shown up on eBay? It would be gorgeous bracelet-sized, too. (I think it probably would fit my thumb, but I also think a thumb ring would be uncomfortable.
wildrider
Dec. 19th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
Not any time I've looked, but it probably has when I'm not actively searching! I'd be happy with a 9, since I could wear that on my index finger, but anything larger I couldn't wear it at all (it would make a pretty bracelet!)

I've worn a thumb ring once in a while, but not very often, admittedly. Anything large enough to get over my knuckle fits loosely on my finger.
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